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Alright guys my leaf spring bushings are worn out and causing my front tires to wear fast. A local guy said they should be re-sprung since the truck has 270k and he would put new bushings in for like $600. I really don't want to drop 600 right now on leaf springs but if I don't I am going to be buying tires as well. My question is will F350 springs from a solid axle work or do any harm on my 250 TTB, I found a used set on craigslist for like $75 but before I buy them I want to make sure they fit for sure! Are their any pro's or con's to using these or will it be a waste of money. Thanks guys

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The v codes need a RSK kit to work, and I think it has to be a dana 60, not the TTB. PM Ct performance, he'll tell ya what you need.

$600 is robbery. I paid $300 for a set of new OBS front springs.

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alright thanks man, I found a guy on craigslist that has a set of 250 hd springs like I need for $125. I thought that was a little steep also but the only thing that he was going to do was arch them another 1.5 to raise the truck up a bit in the front. Thanks for the adive

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I did find some other springs that are made for a 4 inch lift but what else will I need as far as the front end goes to accommodate a 4 in lift? I would imagine drop pitman arm, and I would think something has to be done with the i beam?

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yeah you need pivot arm drop brackets. maybe call up skyjacker and see if they will send just the brackets.

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Alright guys let me know if F350 leafs can work on my F250 from an OBS? Thanks and if their are any negatives to doing this dont want to waste any money.

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ya 600 is crazy. i had all of my bushing on my front leafs and had them rearched, and had all of the bushing on the ttb replaced and an alignment for 400. worked out great no more cambered front end

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F350 OBS springs will flex more..not a good idea IMO on a TTB..
If your spring bushings are bad the TTB bushings are GONE! That will contribute to your alinement problems way more than the spring bushings..get all the bushings from Jeffs bronco graveyard and DYI. just order new front shackles..cheap
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will check that out thanks ct performance! do the bushings have to be pressed in though?

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